My name is Kathy, I live in Royal Oak, Michigan, and I have gardens everywhere around my home. I love to garden, and I spend a lot of time outside. I have planted every plant you see since I moved here eight years ago. I enjoy the process as much as the finished product.
The woodland garden. I love how the light-colored leaves in the foreground contrast with the darker hostas in the back to make the whole space feel bigger.
More hostas, intermixed with some contrasting ferns, marching down along the fence in the side yard.
The back garden, planted with a combination of shrubs and perennials, and accented with pieces of garden art.
The front garden, in a photo taken in July 2015. The mostly low-growing plantings work well with the single-story home, accented here and there with taller shrubs.
Pots planted up with bright annuals provide a big punch of color, with the chartreuse foliage plants in the containers echoing the colors of the containers themselves and making the pink flowers glow all the brighter.
A long mass of low-growing roses provides an intense display of flowers. Sticking to just one variety for a mass planting like this can sometimes make a more impactful display than a design with many different plants, which can seem too busy.
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